Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lurking on #sadoc? Some Thoughts from Folks who have Taken the Plunge!

When @lynnellison and I started the #sadoc Twitter community (see my Feb 9th blog post about this) we figured that it would attract people who were currently in doctoral classes or involved in the dissertation writing stage. What we found … Continue reading

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Where Do Your Strengths Live—In the Basement or the Balcony?

Many of us in Higher Education are familiar with the Strengthsquest instrument, created by Gallup. After decades of research the masterminds behind Strengthsquest created a list of 34 talents that are valuable in the workplace. This 30-minute self-assessment gives each … Continue reading

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My Top 3 Take-Aways from NASPA 2011.

I recently returned from NASPA 2011 and while it is fresh in my mind I have started to jot down the various ideas and lessons learned that have been forming since leaving Philly. 1) The influx of social media is … Continue reading

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The Placement Conference was Fantastic…Now What? Tips for Surviving the On-Campus Interview.

If you work in Student Affairs the recruitment season is in full swing. Thousands of anxious candidates have been updating their resume, rehearsing their answer to the “strengths and weaknesses” question and are ready to interview with a variety of … Continue reading

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Grandma Knows Best: Cards, Flowers and Kanye West

My grandmother would have been 87 years old this month. She passed away four years ago and over the past few years have I really come to understand the full impact that she had on my life. As a 9th … Continue reading

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Why don’t we ask?

Why don’t we ask? That has been a question that has been on my mind lately. I’m not talking about salary negotiation or a bigger office I’m simply referring to asking for opportunities to meet and connect with others. As … Continue reading

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Supporting our Sisters

This week I had the opportunity to attend a keynote lecture given by Donna Carroll, President at Dominican University. She was the featured speaker at the DePaul Women’s Network Annual Event which typically draws about 200 female faculty and staff … Continue reading

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